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by dentaku
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital SATA drives? Quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Be careful though, on the newer SATAII's from WD... I don't think they've yet perfected their transfer rates, as I have seen a few reports that actually showed my generation I drives to be MUCH faster than the newer SATAII's. That's good to know because I can't use SATAII on my older P4C800E-Deluxe...
by dentaku
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital SATA drives? Quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

as long as it's not whiney

Yup.
To me an annoying drive is one that makes a high pitched whine but just being able to hear it when it's "working" isn't a problem. To some people any sound is bad.
by dentaku
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital SATA drives? Quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Western Digital SATA drives? Quiet?

I've been thinking about getting a second harddrive because I've been running out of space lately. I currently have a 120GB Seagate Barracuda of some sort and it's quiet enough ( it doesn't bother me ). Recently I've been setting up new machines for other people with large Western Digital SATA drive...
by dentaku
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Gigabyte cards.... how effective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6122

It wasn't that the card itself got too hot (it can withstand very high temperatures) it's just that it pumped so much hot air into the CPU and motherboard chipset area that my computer actually turned itself off Remember that a passively cooled 6800 doesn't dump any more heat into your case than an...
by dentaku
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Gigabyte cards.... how effective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6122

I have a Gigabyte fanless 6800 and it got way too hot without a fan with the case side on. It wasn't that the card itself got too hot (it can withstand very high temperatures) it's just that it pumped so much hot air into the CPU and motherboard chipset area that my computer actually turned itself o...
by dentaku
Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this a 1350RPM fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

I got them

Just to follow up (as if anyone's gonna see this), I got my 2 Yate Loon fans from Tekgems today. I ordered them on the first and got them on the tenth. That's not bad considering they had to come from San Francisco all the way to the other side of the continent and over the border into Canada. I hav...
by dentaku
Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this a 1350RPM fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Yep....That's the real thing. A genuine Yate Loon@ about 1350rpms. Got two of the things. You won't be disappointed. :lol: I just ordered 2 of the orange ones and learned that the US/CAN exchange rate isn't too bad at the moment. Of course it was $14 for the shipping but that's not too bad consider...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this a 1350RPM fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Is this a 1350RPM fan?

Does this look like a 1350RPM Yate Loon?
http://tekgems.com/Products/et-13713-fan-d12sl-12.htm

A d12sl-12 can also be a 100RPM Nexus so it's hard to tell which one it would be. I'm guessing it's a REAL Yate Loon and not a Nexus because they would probably say so on the site if it was.
by dentaku
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU heatpipe upside down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

GPU heatpipe upside down?

I'm assuming that the heatpipe on my Gigabyte Geforce 6800 wouldn't like being installed in one of those cases that opens upon the right side because the motherboard is installed upside down?

They need to be installed with the GPU down right?
by dentaku
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cardboard ducting - Safe?
Replies: 32
Views: 11152

BenW wrote:Thats what i needed to hear

Thanks, cant believe how much difference it makes!
Can you show us a picture of what you've done?
by dentaku
Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controler that will do at least 3 fans from 0V to 12V
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Hmm.. VERY interesting

http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/Luefterliste.html T-Balancers allow you to run many fans down to 2%. In my experience you can get very effective cooling at surprisingly low rpms if the case and general setup is right. I don't have any fan running much over 600 rpm in my current SLK3000B at normal pc...
by dentaku
Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: CoolerMaster AeroGate3 (ALC-V03-US) Anyone got one of these?
Replies: 1
Views: 918

CoolerMaster AeroGate3 (ALC-V03-US) Anyone got one of these?

Has anyone here used this fan controller? CoolerMaster AeroGate3 (ALC-V03-US) I can get one form here (I've actually been in their warehouse): http://www.comtronic.ca/cci/home.php?do=ShowProducts&cmd=detail&pid=004128&cid=MS I'd like to know if it would be a good choice for me if I decide to get 2 1...
by dentaku
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controler that will do at least 3 fans from 0V to 12V
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

You should have checked the review section :) http://www.silentpcreview.com/article84-page1.html . That would probably do the job nicely. Now I just have to find one and 2 120mm fans to go along with it. Since I've never had anything bigger than a 92mm fan I don't know wether or not I actually need...
by dentaku
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controler that will do at least 3 fans from 0V to 12V
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Controler that will do at least 3 fans from 0V to 12V

I have NO case fans and I never have in any computer I've ever owned. Now that I have my Gigabyte 6800 with a heatpipe I've had to open up the side of my case and point an old 92mm Zalman CPU fan at it. I'd like to be able to close my case side again so here's my question. SO: I'm looking for a good...
by dentaku
Thu May 26, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3.5" bay fan controler to 2 case fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: More info

dentaku wrote: Let's see if this works.
Well, that obviously didn't work.
I'm gonna reply to my own post and see if this works now that it's not too long.
by dentaku
Thu May 26, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3.5" bay fan controler to 2 case fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: More info

frankgehry wrote:You really should fill out your profile so your location will show up and what kind of case do you have?
You're right, I made myself a long winded signature with all my specs.
I'm tetsting it out now. I'll probably shorten it once I see how it look in an actual post.

Let's see if this works.
by dentaku
Tue May 24, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3.5" bay fan controler to 2 case fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

3.5" bay fan controler to 2 case fans?

I'm pretty sure I know what I need to do to get my temperatures down to an acceptable level. It's all been discussed already in this thread: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=22070 My question now is: What kinda fan controller and fans should I get to cool down my Gigabyte fanless Gef...
by dentaku
Tue May 17, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

so in my view, something is very, very wrong with either your card or the way its temperature is being measured. Definitely, that looks quite wrong. Today I took the fan from my old Zalman PIII cooler ( http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=16&code=005009010 NP FAN & Bracket : FB123 )and...
by dentaku
Mon May 16, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

if the card is idling, it should not be generating as much heat. when my system is idling (folding, actually, but the power saving mode kicks in after 5 minutes or so and turns off the video), the GPU seems to hover around 57'C (134'F). Good to know you're getitng 57'C too. It seems to hover around...
by dentaku
Sun May 15, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

your load temperatures are close to what i am getting with my passive 6800 (according to gigabyte's vtuner2). i do have two 120mm fans running at 5V moving air through the case, though. Would you happen to know what IS a normal temperature for this passive 6800 while it's not under load and under l...
by dentaku
Sun May 15, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

IMO if you are going to maintain the configuration you'll soon fry something, probably the graphics card first. If you could afford the card, why don't you get a nice case with two 120 fans. I would suggest 1,200 rpm ones, and use a fan controller to lower them to 900-1,000 under normal use and ful...
by dentaku
Sun May 15, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

another thing gigabyte support insists on is that this card requires a PSU of minimum 480W. my machine has a 300W nexus NX3000. may be they are right, may be this PSU is too feeble for this card. but i don't see any evidence of strain being put on the PSU (the PSU fan doesn't spin up, for instance)...
by dentaku
Sat May 14, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

VERY hot Gigabyte Geforce 6800

I installed a fanless Gigabyte 6800 yesterday. Today I was playing Half-Life2 for a while and my monitor went snap just like if you unplug the VGA cable while it's running. It was kinda scary. I have an Asus P4C800E Deluxe that "talks" when it encounters an error and it took me a while to realize wh...
by dentaku
Thu May 05, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fans in Canada?
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Nexus fans in Canada?

Where is the easiest place to order Nexus fans in Canada? I'm gonna install a fanless Gigabyte 6800 and would like to put a large slow turning fan in the rear of my case to pull air away from the heatpipe. My case doesn't have "official" mounting holes for a 120mm fan but I'm sure I can modify it en...
by dentaku
Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: large case fan above the AGP slot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Pointing a low rpm fan at the card dropped the cards temps by 10c, it now idles at 50c. I guess it kind of defeats the reasoning behind a passive card, but at least you can pick your own fan. Yup, my reasoning for getting the passively cooled card was so that I could choose the fan. The 6800 uses l...
by dentaku
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: large case fan above the AGP slot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

large case fan above the AGP slot?

I ordered an AGP Gigabyte 6800 with a heatpipe model: GV-N68128DH now that it's easier to find in Canada and I'm wondering what I should do to keep my case temperatures cool now that I'm going to have a much hotter video card in my computer. I just have a Geforce 2 MX at the moment which doesn't get...
by dentaku
Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 6600GT or NON-GT 6800? finally found them in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

fanless 6600GT or NON-GT 6800? finally found them in Canada

WHOOO! Canada Computers seems to have the Fanless AGP video card I've been looking for for ALL these months! http://www.canadacomputers.com/cc/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=006887&cid=999.821 I wonder if I should get the 6800 instead? http://www.canadacomputers.com/cc/index.php?do=ShowProduct&...
by dentaku
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19435

tbadiuk wrote:For Canada- NCIX.COM seems to list it but it's out of stock? Maybe contact them?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... e=Gigabyte

Please let me know what they respond with. :)

Ted
That's a PCI-Express card unfortunately.
by dentaku
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19435

-- Just to let know our UK forum members that Fastekcomputers is selling this card for £115.00 (inc vat). This is the cheapest price that I have seen for this card on the net. http://www.fastekcomputers.co.uk/modules/shop/view.asp?catid=10&Prodcode=GVN66T128VP Grrr.... People actually have a choice...
by dentaku
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19435

Re: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T12

Product info: http://tw.giga-byte.com/VGA/Products/Products_GV-N66T128VP.htm In stock in NZ: http://www.ascent.co.nz/mn-product-spec.asp?pid=337604 Without doubt, the fanless 6600GT AGP will be a hot seller. Anyone have any clue where this card can be purchased in Canada from a reputable/well known...